Mastering the Art of the Perfect Instagram Caption for Your Beach Vacation Photos

Summer is here, which means Instagram is full of beach vacation photos. If you want your photos to stand out and make your friends double tap, take note of our editors' favorite beach puns and clever caption ideas for any beach scenario you could imagine.

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Tropical cocktails aren’t the only thing travelers are thirsty for this summer. Google searches indicate “beach Instagram captions” is trending right now, so clearly travelers are thirsty for likes on their vacation photos. If you’ve had too much sun, surf or sips of your cocktail for the day, and need a little *ahem* assistance coming up with a caption, the Travel Channel editors are here to give the people what they want: beach puns and clever captions.

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For a couple photo: "Beach baecation ❤️"

For a group photo: "Girls just wanna have sun. ☀️"

When storm clouds are rolling in: "No one likes a shady beach… 😒"

For an end-of-vacation photo: "Fire week with the fam... literally, I got burned so bad. 🔥"

For a pic of you in the ocean: "I've never felt saltier."

For a picture of your sunburn: "The cure for everything is.. sunscreen. The answer is always sunscreen."

For a yoga pose on the beach: "Time to go home tomorrow? Namastay at the beach."

For a photo of seashells: "Having a shell of a time on vacation! 🐚"

For the photo of you laying out in the sand: "Never salty at the beach, just sandy. 🏖”

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For when you want your coworkers to know not to email you: "Talk to the sand, inbox. ✋🏖"

For a photo of you in your awesome new swimsuit: "How to get a beach body: Take your body to the beach. 👙"

For a blissed-out photo of you laying out: "This is my RBF: resting beach face."

For a photo of hamburgers and hotdogs or grilling out: "Sun's out, buns out. ☀️🌭" Editor's Note: If this one resonates with you, check out these fun and FREE downloadable desktop and phone backgrounds from our friends at HGTV.

For a photo on a whale-watching boat tour: "Having a whale of a time! 🐋"

For a photo on a sailboat: "Sailing away from all my problems. ✌️⛵️"

More general beach captions:

"All I needed was a little Vitamin Sea. 🌊"

"Seas the day. 🏝"

"Happy as a clam."

"Life's a beach."

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